2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NASB) 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Romans 5:10-11 (KJV) 10 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 11 And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
The atonement: is the benefits Christ gained for believers in his life, death and resurrection.
Romans 5:8 (NASB) 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
The Grace of Atonement The atonement did not bring about grace. The atonement flowed from grace. P T Forsyth
Christ’s earthly ministry & atonement Philippians 3:9 Romans 5:19* Matthew 3:13-16* Matthew 4:1-11 Hebrews 5:8
Old & New Testament accounts The Passover – Exodus 12:1-18 / 1 Corinthians 5:6-7 & *1 Peter 1:18-19 Offering of Isaac – Genesis 22 Brazen serpent – *Numbers 21:8-9 Kinsman-redeemer – Ruth 3:12-13 / Leviticus 25:47-55 Ransom –Numbers 3:49; Job33:24
Redemption from Egypt Bitter water made sweet (tree) Exodus 15:22-25 Yahweh-Rapha: The Lord who heals you Rapha – to mend, cure, repair, make whole Jesus died on a tree Galatians 3:13-14
Christ and God’s power (H.Spirit) Teaching with power – Lk 4:31-41 Ministry and kingdom – Matt 12:28 Destroyed work of devil- 1 John 3:8* Healed by faith - Luke 7:1-10 (Matt 8:5-4) (centurion), 11-17 (Man raised) – Faith in action. Jesus marvelled (Lk 7, Matt 15:28) H.Spirit part of atonement – Gal 3:5** (1 Cor. 12 –14)
Gifts here till Christ’s return 1 Corinthians 1:4-7 (NASB) 4 I thank my God always concerning you for the grace of God which was given you in Christ Jesus, 5 that in everything you were enriched in Him, in all speech and all knowledge, 6 even as the testimony concerning Christ was confirmed in you, 7 so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Church & Gifts go together Ephesians 4:11-12 (NASB) 11 And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, 12 for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ;
Spirit is here till Christ’s return 2 Corinthians 5:5 (NASB) 5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. Ephesians 1:13-14 (NASB) 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Gifts are permanent 1 Cor 14:37 – Paul expected them to continue Romans 12:4 – different people gifted, not just Apostles 1 Tim 4:14 – Timothy gifted yrs later
Healing an individual benefit Isaiah 53: 4-5 (NIV)* Both spiritual and physical healing – 1 Peter 2:24 quotes Isaiah and so does Matt 8:16-17
Isaiah 53:4-5 (NIV) 4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, (Matt 8:17) yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. (1 Pet. 2:24)
Matthew 8:16-17 (NIV) 16 When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and carried our diseases.“ (Isa 53:4)
1 Peter 2:24 (NIV) 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (Isa 53:5)
Paul’s experience Paul’s thorn in flesh – 2 Cor 12:7-9 Epaphroditus was sick – Phil 2:25-28 (27) Timothy drink a little wine - 1 Tim 5:23 (Acts 16) Eratus was left sick – 2 Tim 4:20
Healings in Acts (Paul) Lame man healed – 14:8-18 Girl with demon healed 16:16-18 Miracles thru handkerchief 19:11-12 Eutychus from dead 20:7-12 Healed from snake 28:1-6 (heat not curse) Healing in Malta 28:9